Climate change impact on port development – case study Hamburg

Impacts on construction and operation of the Port of Hamburg due to climate change

Main impacts expected by rising water levels and sedimentation

Climate change impacts not that important in the planning of short-living investments with lifetimes up to 30 years

But, these impacts to be considered in the planning of long-living structures Conclusions

Port development in times of climate change affords additional protection and adaptation strategies. This may lead to increased costs.

But, with an integrated approach combining different interests (like defence,economy, tourism, urban planning) costs can be shared and even lead to win-win-solutions.

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